“The uncertainty comes because we don’t know how the money will be divided among our schools,” said Music Watson, spokesperson for the San Diego County Office of Education.
“Let us follow the wisdom of Joseph, pay down our debts and store up reserves for later,” said Brown.
Brown is proposing a new formula to allocate supplemental funds to schools on a need basis, rather than on performance.
“Equal treatment for children living in unequal situations is not justice,” said Watson.
Education leaders believe this means tough choices are still to come.
“We may see some districts that do have to lay off teachers, there are 42 districts in San Diego County and each one is in a very unique situation,” said Watson.